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Leamington C&AC bag team prizes and first lady at the Northbrook 10k

Leamington C&AC walked away with an array of wins at the Northbrook 10k race in Coventry on Sunday including both the men’s and women’s team prize.

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Ray Ball and Dean Mawby head off at the start of the Cavin Woodward 5k.

McKeaney pips Ball to win Cavin Woodward 5k

The top three runners from last year’s Cavin Woodward 5k Memorial Race filled the first three positions again this year.

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IN PICTURES: McDonnell proves too hot for Savery in the inaugural Leamington Spa Half

The hottest day of the year greeted runners for the inaugural Leamington Spa Half Marathon yesterday, with a 40-minute delay adding to the time spent out in the baking summer sun.

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Elisse Bruegelmans. David Oxtoby, Michelle Oxtoby and Gail Audhali at the Beacon Solstice Run. Picture submitted

Kenilworth Runners’ Oxtoby climbs into the top 50 at Beacon Solstice Run

Four Kenilworth Runners took part in the Beacon Solstice Run, a popular five mile undulating trail race within the boundaries of Beacon Hill Country Park, the second highest point in Leicestershire.

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Spa Striders line up ahead of the Arden 9.

Musson’s record-breaking display leaves Arden rivals trailing in his wake

The third Warwickshire Road Race League race in the space of eight days, the Arden 9, witnessed a record-breaking performance from Notts AC’s Doug Musson.

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Leamington C&AC athlete Tony Foster in long jump action.

Foster preaches patience after his long road back to masters success

Leamington C&AC masters athlete Tony Foster has a simple message to sportsmen and women looking to bounce back from injury, writes Paul Okey.

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Chris McKeown receives his Hooky 5 prize. Picture: Barry Cornelius

Siggers smashes course record to win the Shires and Spires Ultra race

Less than 12 hours after finishing fifth in the Blisworth 5, Kenilworth Runners’ Andrew Siggers won his target race for spring, the Northants Ultra Shires and Spires.

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Leamington C&AC's relay runners at the Mayday 10k, including Megan Marsh, far left, who completed the relay along with her family in 59min 59sec.

Andrew leaves his rivals in distress at Kenilworth Runners’ Mayday 10k

Kenilworth Runners hosted the Mayday 10k on Monday, a tough three-lap multi-terrain course around Abbey Fields.

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Rachel and Steve Miller along with Claire Murphy.

The force is strong with Murphy at Star Wars-themed half-marathon

Spa Striders’ Claire Murphy was the first lady home and fourth overall at the May 4th Half Marathon in the Shropshire Hills.

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Bob Matthews celebrates with his guide Paul Harwood after winning the 10,000m in Sydney.

‘Paralympian Matthews opened my eyes to a world of possibilities’

Dave Moorcroft, the Coventry Godiva Harriers athlete who set the world 5,000m record in 1981 was coached by John Anderson, who also helped many of the UK’s leading blind and partially sighted athletes during the 1980s.

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Bethan Gwynn is all smiles in the sunshine at London.

Runners’ Siggers sets a searing pace at the London Marathon

Kenilworth Runners’ Andy Siggers had a brilliant run in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, finishing 26th overall in the club championships in a time of 2hr 29min 45sec.

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C&AC’s Hanlon storms to a home win at the Wright Hassell Regency 10k

Leamington C&AC’s Callum Hanlon strode to victory in the Regency 10k on Sunday, less than 24 hours after competing in the National Road Relays.

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Foulerton is beaten at the last after brave effort in debut half-marathon

Leamington C&AC’s Tom Foulerton narrowly missed out on victory in the British Heart Foundation Warwick Half Marathon - his first-ever race over the distance.

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Louise Andrews and Neil Sheward celebrate their Mad March Hare Half Marathon wins. Picture submitted

Sheward and Andrews March to a Kenilworth clean sweep at Stoneleigh

Kenilworth Runners’ Neil Sheward produced an excellent run to win the Mad March Hare Half Marathon at Stoneleigh on Sunday in a time of 1hr 32min 5sec.

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Jamie Langley battles the worst of the conditions at Sutton Park.

National qualification for C&AC and Kenilworth

Both Leamington C&AC and Kenilworth Runners’ men finished inside the top 25 at the Midlands Counties Spring Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park to qualify for next month’s Nationals.

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Laura Pettifer and Jenny Jeeves

Leamington and Kenilworth mix it with the best at Inter-Counties

Six Leamington C&AC athletes and four Kenilworth Runners represented Warwickshire in the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships on Saturday.

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Kenilworth Runners' Richard Zanetti and Anne Thomas at the Big Half.

Alexander in scorching form as he swaps snow for sand

Avoiding the freezing weather of the UK, Kenilworth Runners’ Stan Alexander went to Spain to take part in the inaugural Benidorm Half Marathon last Saturday.

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Callum Hanlon and Leamington C&AC clubmate Phil Gould in the early stages of the Nationals. Picture submitted

West leads Leamington C&AC charge up Parliament Hill in the Nationals

The sun shone on the Saucony National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, held on Parliament Hill with central London emerging out of the mist on the skyline.

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Spa Striders were out in force at the Run For Rotary 10k. Picture submitted

McKeown’s marathon mileage helps him to a big personal best at Draycote

Spa Striders were well represented at the Run for Rotary 10k at Draycote Water where still, dry conditions helped personal bests tumble.

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Natalie Bhangal closes in on the finish line at the Draycote 10k.

Bhangal has the wind in her sails ahead of London

Leamington C&AC’s Natalie Bhangal continued her London Marathon preparations with first lady and a course best at a gusty Draycote Water 10k on Sunday.

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